Coach kids’ baseball

Coaches are still needed for the 2016 Methow Youth Baseball program, which runs from April until early June. Teams are being formed in minors (ages 7-10) and majors (ages 11-12) categories. To volunteer or for more information, call Rebecca Walker (minors) at (509) 386-3783 or John Crandall (majors) at 996-3359, or visit www.methowvalleyyouthbaseball.

Rodeo royalty needed

Tryouts for the position of Methow Valley Rodeo queen are scheduled for April 9 at the rodeo arena, on Brengman Road off of Twin Lakes Road south of Winthrop. Tryouts begin at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Dennis Gardner at 996-3869 or

Trek Dirt camp is coming

Methow Cycle & Sport will host a Trek Dirt Series mountain bike camp in Winthrop on May 14-15. The 2016 camp is co-ed and appropriate for all levels. Groups just for women also be offered.

Instruction will range from basic front-wheel lifts and switchback turns to technical climbs, descents, drops and jumps. Registration includes instruction, two lunches and a dinner hosted by Methow Cycle & Sport.

To learn more about the program and register, go to or call 996-3645.

Hunter education class

A free hunter education class sponsored by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will be offered beginning Monday (April 4) and continuing daily through April 9 at the Twisp Valley Grange. Monday’s session is from 4-7 p.m., and all the others are from 6-9 p.m. To register, go to

Steelhead license plates

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed legislation that will help fund efforts to conserve wild steelhead populations in Washington through the sale of license plates featuring an image of the state’s iconic fish in the background. Senate Bill 6200, requested by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), was supported by conservationists and fishing enthusiasts. For more information on the steelhead license plate, visit WDFW’s website at

Steelhead, trout fishing to close

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the closure of steelhead and trout fishing on the upper Columbia River including the Wenatchee, Icicle, Entiat, Okanogan and Similkameen rivers as of sunset on Thursday (March 31). The Okanogan River closure is from the river’s mouth to the Highway 97 bridge in Oroville.